Detectives Eddie Argo (Stellan Skarsgard, Pirates Of The Caribbean series) and Helen Westcott (Melissa George, 30 Days Of Night, Triangle) attempt to track down a killer that is forcing people to kill the people they love in an attempt to prove that love does not actually exist. This psychological thriller out of Northern Ireland isn’t one that grabs you immediately and takes you away; rather, you have to be patient as it drags out at times as the story slowly builds. A lot of the dialogue is weak and the story seems to jump around a lot for no apparent reason. Still, this is a pretty good film overall. The acting is very solid, particularly from Skarsgard and George, who I believe to be one of the most underrated actresses alive. Selma Blair (The Fog) is a real scene-stealer here, playing Jean Lerner, to very creepy and effective results.
The story is really not THAT strong, but it does sort of make you think about things we take for granted, and the whole feel of the movie is a depressing one. The final 15 minutes are very intense and will have you glued to the set—in fact, I was going to settle on a 6 for the score but those final fifteen minutes bumped it up. Overall, I would recommend this one as long as you go into it with a degree of patience.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7